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News archive - November 2019

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

WIN featured in American Chemical Society editorial

The American Chemical Society recently published an editorial on "The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology: Societal Impact and a Sustainable Future" which hightlights research breakthroughs in energy harvesting and storage technology areas published by WIN members in the past decade.

See the full article on ACS Publications.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Nanotechnology students win at Concept pitch contest

Teams with members from the nanotechnology engineering undergraduate program claimed one of the four $5,000 prizes on the line today at the latest on-campus pitch competition for students with business ideas.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Medical startup NERv wins $500K in global contest

A medical technology startup co-founded by two nanotechnology students topped more than 100,000 applicants to take first place and the $500,000 USD prize in an international competition staged in Saudi Arabia.

NERv Technology, which is based at the Velocity Garage in downtown Kitchener, won the Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC) following a startup boot camp and several rounds of competition in Riyadh.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Engaging the Faculty of Mathematics

Nanotechnology greatly benefits from mathematical disciplines such as data science, informatics and computational modeling, assisting with theoretical and experimental approaches to designing materials with novel physical and chemical characteristics, optimizing device design, and predicting behaviour of complex biological-pharmaceutical systems.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Teaming up with Toyota: "Solving for the Solvent"

Former undergraduate student, Dawn Ng, worked a co-op position at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada. During this term she studied and learned the vehicle painting process and she noticed every time a new color was applied to a bumper, a solvent-water mixture was used to clean the nozzles of the high-tech spray robots. The cleaning agent contained about 10 percent solvent.

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